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For over 50 years, the Industrial Designers Society of America has worked to advance the practice of industrial design through education, information, community and advocacy.  Our roots stretch to the beginning of the profession and our members are, and have been, some of the most celebrated industrial designers of all time. Today, we exist as a global voice for industrial design within a broad ecosystem of design disciplines and we celebrate the cross-functional overlap of many creative fields.

Learn more at IDSA.org

Attend IDC

UPDATE: AUGUST 16, 2019 - All tickets for IDC 2019 are officially sold out! Thank you everyone, we are thrilled to see so many of you soon in Chicago!


We have packed a whole lot of content into just three short days in Chicago. The experience kicks off with the IDSA Education Symposium and our largest celebration of design excellence, the 2019 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Ceremony & Gala*. Up next is two full days jam packed with presentations, break-out sessions, networking, lots of coffee, happy hours, studio tours, and more!

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from, and interact with, some of the top minds in our profession. Events like this are where you make connections that last a lifetime and change your perception of what's possible.


These rates have expired

General Admission


IDSA Professional


IDSA Young Professional


IDSA Academic



These rates have expired

General Admission


IDSA Professional


IDSA Young Professional


IDSA Academic




General Admission


IDSA Professional


IDSA Young Professional


IDSA Academic


Pre-Conference Workshops


Bring a guest or attend this annual celebration of design design excellence

Access to this event is included in the general admission, IDSA professional and IDSA young professional registration rate


Professional development to help you excel and advance your career

More about workshops

IDEA Ceremony

& Gala

A la Carte Tickets


Becoming an IDSA member grants you an instant discount on the IDC rate and other events throughout the year. It also unlocks the door to the many benefits our community has to offer.

Professional $375   I   Young Professional $150   I   Student $50


  • *Academic rate is offered to IDSA student members and academic professionals. An IDEA Gala ticket is not included with the Academic rate and can be purchased separately during checkout.

  • IDSA Chapter Leaders, Fellows, Life Members and other VIP guests may receive additional discounted pricing. These discounts will be automatically applied to your ticket totals upon checkout.

  • Onsite & Day Passes may be sold at the venue if available; space is limited.

  • Cancellation Policy: No refunds issued without written request; 50% refund until August 9; no refunds after August 9. Refunds will be processed after the conference. Ticket transfers are allowed under certain circumstances. Contact IDSA for details